Saturday, 12 April 2014

Get Inspired - Peach Flowers (Week 2)

Hi Everyone, happy Saturday!  Its my turn to contribute for our Get Inspired column over at MFP Speedy TV!

My card this week uses inspiration provided by MariLynn last week, a photo of these lovely peach coloured flowers.

While the flowers aren't the same I thought it would be a fun opportunity to use the image from MFP stamp set called "Friends".  Here is what I came up with:

This was a fun card to make.  I recently got a new die set from Lifestyle Crafts, and I thought it would be fun to make a cut out in the main panel with the sentement stamped on the layer underneath.  As I started to assemble my Cuttlebug sandwich with the die, I decided it would be even better if the sentiment was stamped on the inside of the card.  I achieved this by layering the card front and the main panel (making sure the card was not folded so as not to cut through the back of the card) and adhering them with washi tape so they didn't shift. I then put the die in the spot I wanted and used more washi tape to secure it in place.  It took a few passes through my Cuttlebug for the die to fully cut both pieces of card stock, but the end result worked out perfectly.

To ensure the sentiment was in the right place, I actually stamped through the window in the card base.  I used my Fiskars stamp press to stamp the sentiment so that the grid on the stamp press would help ensure the sentiment was straight.  I definitely didn't want to have to start over because my sentiment was crooked!

The rest of the card was fairly simple, using waterbased markers to colour the image, and adding some gemstones, white gel pen, and jute twine to finish the card off.

Are you inspired to create? If so please link your creation below, we would love to see what you come up with!

As I mentioned before, this post is part of the  Get Inspired page at MFP Speedy TV .   If you are not a member of MFP Speedy TV, its a free social networking site focused on stamping and card making with MFP stamps.  In addition to our column you will find lots of inspiration, including other informative columns on a daily basis, so why not click over and see what you are missing!

Thats it for me this week! Next week I will have some new inspiration for you, see you then! :)

1 comment:

Thrifty Stamper said...

You color so well! Beautiful flowers!